Sheds new light on the black loyalist experience in a region of the Atlantic where plantation slavery was not the dominant labor system. . . . Curry shows how black loyalists in the Bahamas built on revolutionary traditions and fundamentally transformed Bahamian society in the early 19th century.
Curry has broadened our understanding of Black Loyalist history, both by accenting the specificities of the Bahamian experience and by confirming their similarities with other locations in this fascinating diaspora.
--William and Mary Quarterly
Demonstrates that black loyalists helped to shape Bahamian society, and successfully represents these struggles as a crucial part of the wider efforts of peoples around the world to claim their social, political, economic, and legal rights during the Age of Revolution.
--Slavery and Abolition